Spotlight On: Babassuamidopropalkonium Chloride


Yeah, I know, that name is ridiculous, right? But Babassuamidopropalkonium Chloride is a real thing beyond being a tongue twister. It comes from babassu oil, which comes from babassu palms, Attalea speciosa, found in Brazil. Each babassu seed contains 63-70 percent oil, and the oil is often used as a substitute for coconut oil (University Read more »

Product Review: Sunday Riley The Influencer Extra Volume Glossy Mascara

Makeup, Makeup Advice, Makeup Reviews

Finding the perfect mascara is no easy task. I’ve searched through drugstore stock and higher end brands, but each purchase seems to get returned. There’s always something:  the formula stings my eyes, or smudges and leaves me with that dreaded “raccoon” effect, or it just doesn’t deliver the way I had hoped. Well, I think Read more »

Five Natural Ingredients that Can Irritate Your Skin


This is neither the first nor last time you’ll hear that organic and natural products are not necessarily better or safer. While some natural and organic companies craft products that are gentle enough to not irritate skin and also have the right kinds of preservatives and packaging, some don’t. In fact, there are a few Read more »

Product Review: Nuvosä Skincare

Skin Care, Skin Care Advice, Skin Care Product Reviews

Pictured here is the product trio, which includes all three products currently in the Nuvosä lineup – Flawless Age Protection Toner, Reborn Wrinkle Shield Moisturizer, and Deep Wrinkle Remedy Resurfacer. It seems everyday a new skin care brand hits the market, but many fail to impress. Nuvosä‘s anti-aging product trio ($149 at Nuvosä) certainly impresses. There’s Read more »